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Can myelofibrosis cause bone and joint pain?

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Your bones may feel hard on the outside, but inside they’re full of a spongy substance called marrow. Its job is to make blood cells. Myelofibrosis can cause your bone marrow to harden. When that happens, the connective tissues that surround your bones become inflamed. The result: achy or tender bones and joint tenderness.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Gout: Causes," "Myelofibrosis: Complications."

National Marrow Donor Program: "How a bone marrow transplant works.”

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Disease Complications."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Primary Myelofibrosis."

American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Gout: Causes," "Myelofibrosis: Complications."

National Marrow Donor Program: "How a bone marrow transplant works.”

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Disease Complications."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Primary Myelofibrosis."

American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

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